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The first Patriot surface-to-air missile systems delivered to Romanian Army can be seen at the National Training Center for Air Defense, in Capu Midia, eastern Romania, September 17 , 2020.

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A European Iron Dome?

The head of Europe’s largest munitions maker made headlines on Wednesday by suggesting that Europe needs a new short-range air defense shield similar to the Iron Dome system that Israel has used since 2011. The suggestion reflects two important trends.

First, European leaders fear that Vladimir Putin will only become more aggressive in his bid to test NATO’s resilience and expand Russia’s territory – and they see little reason for optimism that Putin’s successor will behave differently. At the same time, they fear a Donald Trump victory in November would inflict irrevocable damage on trust in NATO and that, even if he loses, a new American isolationism will spread.

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U.S. President Joe Biden and Canadian PM Justin Trudeau during a bilateral meeting at the North American Leaders' Summit in Mexico City, Mexico, January 10, 2023.

REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque/File Photo

Biden-Trudeau talks focus on immigration and defense

Amid the pomp and pageantry accompanying President Joe Biden’s first official visit to Canada, he and Canadian PM Justin Trudeau are looking to make some deals.

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